Acting Corporal Ernest Ingham
201681 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Killed in Action 21st September 1918
Lived at Bullion Close Farm
Buried in Caudry British Cemetery, France
Burnley Express 5th
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Ernests' grandfather Ebenezer Wood had an older sister called Hannah,
Hannah was my gt, gt, gt grandmother. (Erica Jane Heaps - nee Kippax)
News, October 9, 1918 pg. 4 (there is a photo with the news article)
Well-known Boxer's Death
Reported By Comrade.
A Brierfield soldier, Pte. George Kenniford,
home on leave, has (as we stated on Saturday), been the bearer of sad
news to Mr. and Mrs. Illingworth Ingham, of Bullions Close Farm, Lane
Their son Lance-Corpl. Ernest Ingham, Welsh Fusiliers, had just prior
to his comrade's departure, fallen in action. Having joined up in June
1916, Lce.Cpl. Ingham was subsequently sent out to serve with the
forces in Palestine. He then went to France, where he won high praise
for gallantry. He was 23 years of age, and unmarried. He was well-known
as a clever boxer. He is on the roll of Honour of St.
James Parish Church, Briercliffe. His grandfather's the late Ebenezer
Wood, yeoman farmer, and Connor Ingham, hairdresser, of Abel street, Burnley,
were men of good standing. Pte. Geo. Kenniford, Jewel Mill, was with Ingham
when he fell on the 21st September, and rendered what help he could.
BRIERCLIFFE ATHLETE'S FATE.
Lance-Corporal Ernest Ingham, 201681, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, is reported
by his Reedley pal, now home on leave, to have fallen in action. Ingham
served for 12 months in Palestine, having joined up in June 1916. He was
previously a weaver at Harle Syke Mill Co. Ltd., and was on the Sunday
School Roll for St. James's, Briercliffe. He was 23 years of age and single.
His parents are farmers at Bullion's Close, Lane Head, Mr. and Mrs. Illingworth
Ingham. As an expert athlete, young Ingham attained considerable skill
as a boxer, and was quite a favourite, and of good character. His grandfathers
were both men of high standing - the late Ebonezer Wood, a Briercliffe
yeoman farmer, and Connor Ingham, master hairdresser, of Abel Street,
Burnley Lane. Private George Kenniford, Jewel Mill, states that it was
on the 21st September when his pal, Ingham fell, Kenniford had rendered
assistance, but to no avail.
(Burnley Express of 5 October 1918)